This screening includes The Wild Pear Tree
- Date and time:
- Sat, Jan 5, From 7–10:08 pm
- 3 hr 8 min
- $4 IUB students, $7 non-students
Series: International Arthouse Series
Sinan, an aspiring writer, returns home after attending university with the hope of scraping together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town, encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers, and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father. As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is. The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery, and surprising bursts of humor. It is one of Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered, and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish. In Turkish with English subtitles.